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Specialized therapeutic approaches

Edited by Helen Foster and Paul A. Brogan

in Paediatric Rheumatology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199592630
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740855 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199592630.003.0008

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

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Corticosteroid intra-articular injections 390

Biologic therapies for paediatric rheumatological diseases 393

Approvals for use of biologic therapies 399

Medicines for children and paediatric rheumatology 401

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation 405

(See also BSPAR guidelines for treatments used in paediatric rheumatology, p 415)

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections are increasingly used as they allow rapid symptom control and allow time for other therapies, such as methotrexate (MTX) to have their effect. They often remove the need for the use of oral or IV corticosteroids and avoidance of side effects. There is no limit to the number of joints that can be injected at any one time or the total dose of corticosteroid....

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Subjects: Paediatrics ; Rheumatology

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